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2GB producer fined $283 for parking Mazda CX-3 in his own driveway in Sydney

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Did this driver deserve to be ticketed? Aussie fined $283 for parking in own driveway

  • Big fine for parking in the driveway
  • Rear wheels partially clogged pavement
  • Angus Kelleher plans to dispute a fine

An irate motorist who was fined $283 for parking in his own driveway has divided the internet.

Sydney radio producer Angus Kelleher was shocked last week when he received a ticket for his Mazda CX-3 parked in the driveway outside his garage.

The photos show the rear wheels of the vehicle partially blocking the pavement.

Mr Kelleher told fellow 2GB breakfast host Ben Fordham that he plans to contest the fine, claiming his car only blocks the road “very slightly” and does not obstruct the path of passers-by.

“There’s a strip of pavement behind the road,” Mr. Kelleher explained on the air.

Rangers ticketed owner of vehicle for partially obstructing pavement outside his home

There’s no obstruction, and to me, that’s the clear word here.’

Fordham asked his colleague why he didn’t park in his garage.

“It’s a really old garage,” Mr. Kelleher replied.

It doesn’t always work. There are often problems with that.’

He insists that cyclists and pedestrians would have no problem getting around the back of his car.

“It’s very easy, there’s no grass, there’s no path, people can move around easily,” Kelleher said.

In fact, I think a semi-trailer could move.

2GB radio producer Angus Kelleher (pictured) plans to challenge the $283 fine

2GB radio producer Angus Kelleher (pictured) plans to challenge the $283 fine

Photos of the parked car sparked a divided response online.

Survey

Is the motorist wrong?

  • Yes, it blocks the way. 226 votes
  • No, I should fight the ticket. 84 votes

Many believed he deserved the ticket as the car blocked the path for passing strollers, wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

‘My wife uses a mobility scooter and has to hit the road for this kind of thing. Very dangerous. This law should be enforced more,” a man posted.

One woman added: “The less agile would have trouble navigating this.”

Others believed that the parking ticket was unfair.

“There is plenty of space behind the vehicle for people, including mobility scooters, to pass without having to go out onto the road. A bit overzealous but not unexpected,” wrote one listener.

Mr. Kelleher insists there is plenty of pavement for passersby to navigate around his car (pictured)

Mr. Kelleher insists there is plenty of pavement for passersby to navigate around his car (pictured)

Another added: “It’s your own driveway, and you’ve left plenty of room for foot traffic.”

Some blamed the design of the driveway.

“It’s a ridiculously short drive to the garage,” commented one.

Under NSW law, a driver is not permitted to stop on or across a driveway in the state unless the driver is dropping off or picking up passengers, does not abandon the vehicle, and has left within two minutes after stopping.

The offense results in a $283 fine and demerit points.

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